The New York Rangers have signed coach Alain Vigneault to an extension through the 2019-20 season that reportedly will make him the third-highest-paid coach in the NHL.
With the Rangers (31-17-1) in fourth place in the Metro Division with 63 points, the extension is as much about expectations as it is a reward for Vigneault, according to the New York Daily News.
The expectation: Bring the Rangers their first Stanley Cup since 1994, which would be Vigneault’s first as a coach.
CTV is now reporting a Calgary judge has ruled in favor of Heatley, awarding him $4.167 million from Presidential Suites Inc., and $2.348 million from Waterfront Development Inc., sums that he invested in the companies respectively that he was supposed to be paid back 100 percent.
Perhaps adding legs to Heatley’s lawsuit is that his former Senators teammate, Chris Phillips, is also suing McAlpine and his parents for millions listing those same real estate companies, citing unapproved real estate investments.
Heatley played 317 games for the Senators, scoring 180 goals, including back-to-back 50-goals seasons in 2006 and 2007. Ottawa reached the Stanley Cup Final in 2007 with Heatley.
But now is as fair a time as any to ask if Draisaitl is a product of McDavid, or really a player capable of driving play on his own accord, although, in the broader scheme of things, the question really doesn’t matter.
It won’t be a stretch to see Porter receive a payout of about four years and more than $100 million this summer. There will be another spike in the salary cap, and there will be teams eager to fill their salary space with a versatile 24-year-old who has improved in each of his four NBA seasons — Porter averaged 13.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, shooting career-highs from the field (51.6 percent), the 3-point line (43.4 percent) and the foul line (83.2 percent).
Because Porter is a restricted free agent this summer, other teams can make offers for him, but the Wizards have the right to match any deal. Ideally, the Wizards and Porter will work something out quickly, something that keeps his annual salary more in line with that of his teammates (Beal is set to earn $23.7 million next year, and Wall will make $18 million).
But, though Porter went to college at Georgetown and is comfortable in Washington, he has no incentive to give the Wizards a hometown discount.
“If his situation goes past the first couple of days of free agency,” one general manager told Sporting News, “it will cost them because some of these teams that have space and miss out on the players they have in mind to start with are going to move quickly to the restricted (free agents). And Otto Porter is going to be at the top of that list, even at $100 million.”
The Sun-Times also reported Irving would be willing to Cheap Jerseys Ireland leave the only team he’s ever played for next summer if James doesn’t re-sign, adding he’s already been communicating with Cheap Jerseys In UK other players about a potential landing spot. Chicago, given Butler remains with the team, is on his short list of possible destinations. Irving signed a five-year, 90-million extension in 2014, but could opt out of that deal at the end of next season.
The square-off came with 7:26 to play in the third quarter, when Durant was attacking the basket and took a hard foul from the Cavs’ Kevin Love. Durant took exception, and James stepped in. The jawing carried on from there.
“We weren’t coming to blows,” Durant said, “we were just talking. That’s a part of basketball. The game of basketball created that. The refs didn’t. We didn’t as players. It’s like the aura of the game created trash talk and just communication out there. So I know you could take away the physical part of the game as far as controlling stuff, but emotionally that should be us, that should be what the players have as their own out there.”
Warriors forward Draymond Green called it “good basketball conversation,” and proceeded to channel his inner old-school curmudgeon on the topic of the double-technical fouls given to Durant and James.
“I don’t understand the double tech,” Green said. “Like, what does that accomplish? If you are going to separate them, separate them. Don’t just stand there and look at them talking. Then wait for them to talk and see how long they talk, and double-technical. Just tell them to move.”
“It’s slowed down a lot,” Treadwell added. “I wouldn’t say I’m Cheap Jerseys Kids comfortable but I’m more in tune with what’s going on and how to play and how to get open in the league.”
The Vikings did sign Michael Floyd, who showed promise with the Arizona Cardinals before a DUI arrest derailed his career. But they also have to replace Cordarrelle Patterson, a 2013 first-round pick. Patterson was one of the team’s secret weapons and signed with the Oakland Raiders this offseason. He never developed into a complete receiver, but he was lethal as a returner, and the team will miss his ability Cheap Jerseys In UK to tilt field position on special teams.